Doon Fishing

Happy New Year

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A Happy New Year to all our readers. May 2019 be a better one for the fish. I received an interesting call on Hogmanay informing me that 5 salmon had been seen running through the Alloway Mill beat on the Doon yesterday and they were bars of silver. The question was “Are these Springers or […]

Categorisation

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With the river proposed for downgrade to Category 2 status next season and an opportunity to respond to the consultation, ART have been looking at catch data provided to the DSFB  and to MSS. Theoretically, these catch reports should be identical and accurate each year but it doesn’t quite work out like that and that’s […]

Culroy Burn…Making Improvements

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Yesterday, ART staff accompanied one of their Trustees were back on the Culroy Burn at Sauchrie planting more native hardwood trees within recently fenced buffers. With rain forecast, it was an ideal opportunity to transplant trees growing in ART’s own nursery at Auchincruive, to a permanent location on the Culroy Burn. This burn has been […]

Skeldon Weir

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This week, simple timber baulks have been added to Skeldon Weir to improve fish passage over the dam particularly during low flows when depth may limit some fish in their ability to swim up the face of the obstacle or late in the season as hen fish near spawning and have limited energy left for […]